If you search your ancestors in Pozzuoli, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.
In towns and villages of Campania and in Napoli province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Pozzuoli registrar as of that date.
So, if your ancestors were in Pozzuoli in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Pozzuoli to know more.
Before to start your genealogy research in Pozzuoli, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Pozzuoli too.
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Pozzuoli from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.
It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pozzuoli. As more your surname is common in Pozzuoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pozzuoli archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Napoli province are:
Amato, Ambrosio, Annunziata, Ascione, Borrelli, Borriello, Capasso, Capuano, Castaldo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cozzolino, Cuomo, D’Angelo, De Falco, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, De Simone, Del Prete, Di Costanzo, Di Maio, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Gargiulo, Giordano, Guarino, Izzo, Liguori, Maresca, Marino, Napolitano, Pagano, Palumbo, Panico, Piccolo, Riccio, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Sannino, Scognamiglio, Sorrentino, Vitale, Vitiello.
Church archives in Napoli province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email). Then,parishes send information not easily.
In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Pozzuoli:
S. MARIA ANNUNZIATA – Via Artico(gia’ Via Campania), 3
S. MARIA DELLA CONSOLAZIONE – Via Carlo Rosini, 18
S. MARIA DEGLI ANGELI E S. CHIARA D’ASSISI – Via Curzio Malaparte, 4
S. PROCOLO M. – Via G. Marconi, 2
SS. ROSARIO E S. VINCENZO FERRERI – Via Giacomo Matteotti, 2
S. FRANCESCO D’ASSISI E S. ANTONIO DA PADOVA – Via Giambattista Pergolesi, 140
S. LUCA E SANTI EUTICHETE ED ACUZIO – Via Miliscola, 135
S. ARTEMA M. – Via Modigliani
S. MARTINO – Via Provinciale Pianura – San Martino
S. GENNARO V.M. E SANTI FESTO E DESIDERIO MARTIRI – Via S. Gennaro alla Solfatara, 8
SS. SALVATORE – Via Sotto il Monte
S. MARIA DELLA NEVE – Via Tripergola, 324
S. PAOLO APOSTOLO – Via Verga, 2
S. MICHELE ARCANGELO – Via Vespasiano, 1 Rione Toiano
If you have the opportunity to visit Pozzuoli and Napoli province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.
Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.
In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.
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